Bournemouth on a Summer Evening (Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/artimagesmarkcummins/312212281)

Bournemouth on a Summer Evening

Bournemouth is relaxing yet lively. Its nightlife is no exception. The two main theatres, the Pavilion and the Bournemouth International Centre host events from ice shows to kids shows, musicals and classical music. Bournemouth is Dorset's nightlife capital, packed with restaurants, nightclubs and lively bars popular with locals, visitors, students and stag and hen parties. The resort also has a vibrant gay scene based around The Triangle in the town centre (featuring The Xchange, one of the South Coast's longest running gay clubs).

You'll find a good choice of bars and clubs to suit all tastes and age groups here. Try the Triangle's real ale pub, the multi-award-winning Goat and Tricycle, which is well worth a visit (serves ales and good food), as is Smokin Aces - a brilliant cocktail and whisky bar, with live music. Smooth yet lively, this is a perfect location for a great night out. Also around the Triangle is "Bournemouth’s premier arts and entertainment venue", The Winchester. Supporting arts from spoken word to comedy, drama and music, this venue aims to entertain with live acts every night of the week!

Bars & Clubs

As the sun sets over Bournemouth's golden beaches, the bars and nightclubs are opened for a great night out. Bournemouth is a university town, so the nightlife is vibrant and spirited. Perhaps call into Lava Ignite (a spacious four-storey club with DJs, cabaret and food) - a really buzzing bar. Or you could sip a cocktail or glass of wine in The Lounge on Exeter Road, or even (if you're feeling brave!) sing the night away in Bournemouth's only dedicated karaoke bar, Heroes on Old Christchurch Road. Bournemouth bars include favourites like Australian Walkabout, and right by Bournemouth Pier you'll find the Hawaiian-themed Hot Rocks restaurant and cocktail bar, open until 3am. DYMK is Bournemouth's most popular gay bar, and the Ink Bar screens live sports and is open until late with resident DJs providing entertainment on a Friday evening. And, if you like something a little different, try Halo - one of Bournemouth's premier venues, glamorously situated within an old church. The area round St Peters Church is flanked with clubs, the Bliss nightclub and the Mary Shelly pub, a massive Wetherspoons pub.

The Bliss Nightclub has two luxurious and elegant floors with live performers for a glamorous night out, and at DNA you can enjoy free salsa classes or hire a luxury VIP area for forty. Tiki Bar Lola Lo features a tropical waterfall, hand-carved totems and a huge tropical cocktail list with drinks served in 'Tiki Vessels', or you can hire the Club Class Bus for a hen or stag party with a difference. Whether you're looking for a night of comedy at Jaggers or Twisters Comedy Clubs, a casual drink or an all-night party, book Bournemouth accommodation for a well-deserved sleep once it's all over.

Stag and Hen Accommodation in Bournemouth

  • Bournemouth   (0.7 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
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    £54
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    This modern Bournemouth hotel welcomes groups, inc stag/ hen parties, with a choice of ensuite rooms available. Special 3 bedroom suite with roof terrace. Leisure club.
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  • Bournemouth   (0.6 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
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    £45
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    Stag & hen parties are very welcome at the Roundhouse Hotel, Bournemouth with ensuite rooms, restaurant, licensed bar & leisure club all available.
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  • Bournemouth   (0.3 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
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    £30
    Per person B&B (2 sharing)
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 248 reviews
    Rating from 248 reviews
    Highly rated B&B in Bournemouth, in an excellent location close to the town centre, beach & Bournemouth International centre (BIC). Ideal location. Dog friendly.
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  • Bournemouth   (0.7 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
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    £52
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 788 reviews
    Rating from 788 reviews
    Groups, including stag & hen parties, are accepted at this contemporary Bournemouth hotel with indoor pool, restaurant, licensed bar & parking. Close to town centre & beach.
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  • Bournemouth   (0.9 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
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    £35
    per person per night B&B
     
    Groups, including stag & hen parties, are welcome at our Bournemouth hotel and we can accommodate up to 30 people. Licensed bar, close to train station.
     
  • Bournemouth   (0.3 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
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    £29
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 224 reviews
    Rating from 224 reviews
    Stag & hen parties are very welcome at this stylish Bournemouth hotel set 5 mins from the beach. Rooms for up to 10 people (no bunks), licensed bar, off site breakfast at a fee.
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Apartments in Bournemouth

  • Bournemouth   (3.3 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
    Sleeps 6
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    £220
    per week (seasonal) Sleeps up to 6
     
    Two self contained apartments in an original Bournemouth Victorian house close to beach. Onsite parking. Use of large garden. WiFi. One apt sleeps up to 4, the other up to 6
     
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  • Poole   (4.7 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
    Sleeps 11
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    £300
    Per Week (Seasonal) Sleep 2-11
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 61 reviews
    Rating from 61 reviews
    Poole's premium letting specialists offer a choice of luxury self catering accommodation ideal for short breaks, holidays & long lets. Family & pet friendly properties. Sleep 2-11
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  • Poole   (4.7 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
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    £413
    per week (seasonal) Sleeps 2
     
    Contemporary third floor apartment with lift access in Poole town with WiFi, parking and a great location just minutes from restaurants, bars and the quay. Sleeps 2.
     
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  • Poole   (4.6 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
    Sleeps 4
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    £715
    Per week (seasonal) Sleeps 4
     
    Luxury 6th floor Poole Apartment overlooking the harbour with lift access, allocated parking, WiFi, Sky TV and games console. Furnished balcony and stunning living space. Sleeps 4.
     
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  • Poole   (4.7 miles from the centre of Bournemouth)
    Sleeps 2
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    £413
    per week (seasonal) Sleeps 2
     
    Open plan second floor apartment at Orchard Plaza in Poole town centre a short walk from the Quay with WiFi, lift access, 1 bedroom & 1 bathroom. Parking for 1 car. Sleeps 2.
     
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